Boise app-designer/developer earns $12,000 in 24 hours with self-published e-book
You won’t find this app-developing, app-designing, stay-at-home dad on a get-rich-quick, buy-this-DVD, late-night infomercial. But 22-year-old Nathan Barry did just make himself nearly $20,000 in not quite four days with just one click of the mouse Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
You won’t find this app-developing, app-designing, stay-at-home dad on a get-rich-quick, buy-this-DVD, late-night infomercial. But 22-year-old Nathan Barry did just make himself nearly $20,000 in not quite four days with just one click of the mouse.
Bam: $18.5K in the bank account of a college drop-out who decided his marketing major led nowhere.
“I decided that I liked making money more than spending it,” Barry said.
And so this week, he made his thousands without stocks or bonds, poker or gambling, or drugs or contraband. Instead, he self-published an e-book.
“I don’t consider myself a writer,” Barry said. “Actually, I remember: I was probably 10 or 11 at the time and I told my mom, I’m never going to be a writer so why do I need to keep learning English and these writing skills?”
And, yes, mom has since taken the time to point out she was right again.
Fortified behind ramparts of the latest Apple products, at some point during the last two years Barry realized he enjoyed sharing his app-building knowledge. And because he taught himself, he felt he could teach others.
So, Barry started writing down lessons. Scribbles led to blog posts led to chapters led to 125 pages delivered in a digital PDF.
In his wildest dreams, Barry wanted to earn $10,000 on launch day.
“I didn’t think it would happen,” he said. “I like to set high goals and shoot for them – even if I think they’re not attainable.”
Well, on Day One – Tuesday – his book brought in $12,000. It continued to sell, Friday, earning rave reviews from the Web world. Now, Nathan – a shiny paradigm of entrepreneurial success – plans to pen some sequels.
“I would absolutely love to keep writing them,” he said, “and this has shown me that it can be financially lucrative as well.”